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Denmark's "Ghetto Laws" Show How the Welfare State Breeds Conflict

•, By Dylan Moore

Among these laws are plans to forcibly educate poor immigrant children in Danish customs for 25 hours per week, double the punishment for crimes committed in certain immigrant-majority neighborhoods, and increased surveillance of government-designated "ghetto families."

At the heart of these oppressive policies lies a desire to protect the Danish welfare state from immigrants who are perceived as a drain on public funding and a threat to culture. When an ethnically homogenous country like Denmark builds up a leviathan welfare state, it becomes incapable of adequately dealing with increasing diversity. The only way to protect the collective social safety net is to divide society into two tiers: the indoctrinated and the outsiders. The proponents of group rights would rather trample the liberties of outsiders than embrace the individualism required for a successfully diverse society.

The Diversity Problem
It is well established that diversity reduces social trust. We're more likely to assume good intentions of those who look, sound, and act the same way we do. Facial resemblance alone makes us believe others to be more trustworthy, even if they really aren't. This is probably because we are inclined to trust those in our immediate family, and others who share similar racial traits simply benefit from this natural predisposition.

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